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Finding love on the road

You meet all types travelling. People who connect with you,  join you, laugh with you,  annoy you,  drink with you, help you,  surprise you and intrigue you. For me, the experience of travelling is people first, places second. My moments and memories are the people I've met. And sometimes, along ...

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Going Slow in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Caye Caulker is the kind of place that made me think, f*$k it, why not cancel my flight home and stay here for the rest of my life. It seemed like a perfectly reasonable decision as soon as the boat pulled in and I got my first glimpse of the place. The tiny island of the coast of Belize, Caye ...

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Always room for one (or ten or fifteen) more

Riding local buses throughout Central America is pretty much a rite of passage for any backpacker roaming around this part of the world. Chicken buses are not the fastest way to get around but certainly the cheapest. You can get to your destination via chicken buses for a fraction of a cost of the ...

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Losing my mind in Guatemala

After a late night, terrible sleep and PMSing out of my mind, we set out to hike Volcano Santa Maria, Guatemala. Not exactly winning circumstances to embark upon volcanic climbing activities. Volcano Santa Maria reaches 3772m into the sky, close to the city Xela, Guatemala. Volcano climbing is ...

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Marshmallows and volcanoes

"Wear walking shoes, bring water and marshmallows" Ah....sorry.... marshmallows? I had just booked my place for a tour of Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala, and was little confused as to why I was being told by the agent to bring marshmallows. So I just nodded and said 'Si, Si' as I often do when I ...

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Bedbugs and other travelling delights

In the wee hours of the morning, I was awoken by the sound of a walrus being murdered with a chainsaw in my dorm room. Then I remembered...wait....we are too far from the sea for a walrus to be here and anyway, how would it pay for a bed in the hostel?? And why would anyone be murdering it with a ...

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Street eats and treats in Copan, Honduras

I spent a lot of time researching food in Copan. When I say researching, I mean eating. I spent a lot of time eating in Copan. Just off the main square, next to the fresh food market, street food vendors hawk their tasty and delightfully cheap wares. The vendors themselves are extremely ...